Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pattern: Gamekeeper Pullover

When I was trying to come up with the name for this sweater--a no-fuss, hardworking men's pullover with some small cable detailing on the sides--I thought of the consummate working man from English literature.

Mellors, the gamekeeper in Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence, is the "Lover" of the title--and what a lover. I mean, really. Check out this book cover:

That's just crazy.

I don't promise that this sweater will cause pants to drop, but it will look good on a variety of shapes and sizes. For example, optional short row shaping makes the neck and shoulders fit nicely.

The cable detailing is cute without being fussy or getting in the way of yard work:

Sizes: Available in chest sizes 38 to 62.
Yarn: Cascade 220 (green), Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (white), any other worsted weight yarn will do.
Needles: US Size 7 circulars

Available as an automatic PDF download for $6.

The pattern is also available as part of our Winter 2008-2009 Pattern Collection.

Read earlier posts about this pattern here and here.

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